I was a bicyclist injured when I struck by a car and have no health insurance. How can I get medical attention?
A bike accident can be a very scary thing. If a car has hit you or someone you know, you may have some concern regarding what do to next—especially if you have no health insurance. Being involved in a pedestrian accident in Chicago or the Suburbs may entitle you to thousands of dollars for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills and long-term care. At the Law Office of Attorney Dan Newlin Chicago, we have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims and we will fight for you!!!
We are a local law firm, serving all of Northern Illinois with our law offices located in downtown Chicago. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced bicycle accident attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time. Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago bicycle accident attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims. If you have questions about your bicycle accident call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.
When it comes to medical treatment, you will want to ensure you do a few things that will benefit you in the long run. First off, do not overlook the importance of proper legal backing. You will need to know your options at a time like this. And the experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin can help guide you in your time of need and provide you with advice and a plan to recover damages that you may be entitled to, which will also help cover your medical bills.
As you may know from your experience, when a driver hits a bicyclist, the bike rider often ends up with greater physical injuries than the driver does because of the level of impact involved. The driver might not even get injured at all. And this is the sad truth. Your treatment, on the other hand, might be extensive and cost exorbitant amounts of money.
This is when you will understand the benefit of having proper legal representation. When it comes to filing a personal injury action against a driver, you can use the negligence claim in an effort to get compensated.
In the state of Illinois, this means you need to prove that the driver had a duty to exercise care that prevented injury to you as a bike rider, that the driver failed to sufficiently prevent the injury that occurred and that you, the bike rider, suffered loss as a direct result of this breach.
In the even that the driver is not 100% to blame for the bike rider’s injuries, the bike rider could still recover damages through comparative or contributory negligence. Comparative negligence reduces the bicyclist’s award by their responsibility of the accident and contributory negligence allows the bicyclist to seek compensation from the driver as long as their responsibility was less than 51%. Ultimately, the court determines to which percentage each party is to blame.
Keep in mind that the state of Illinois uses a modified contributory negligence status, which means that a bicyclist could not recover anything if they were responsible for the accident.
Perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind when you are going through this ordeal is to keep all of your medical records. Take note of who you receive your medical care from, which healthcare provider performs each checkup or operation, which types of medication you are given and which facilities you are sent to. Keep your receipts from each of these places too. Because later on in your court battle you will be asked to show proof of your medical expenses.
Pain and suffering are a bit more difficult to prove in the court, so be sure to keep a diary of your struggle and how your injuries are impacting your life each day. If the injuries have prevented you from going to work, doing household chores or caring for your family, note all of these things too.
My staff and I always consider it an honor to be contacted by the victims of bicycle accidents, and we will always be ready to listen to all of your concerns over the damages and losses you have suffered as a result of the bicycle accident. On many occasions we find that pedestrian accidents cause severe injuries and devastating property loss and that injured victims are often times left with permanent incapacitating injuries. Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced lawyers will fight for you. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced bicycle accident attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.
Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims.
If you have questions about your bicycle accident call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.